i need some advice about my four year old son being exposed to toy guns etc at friends homes. My husband and i will not allow any guns etc in our home and feel quite stronly about our son not playing with them. I have talked to our son about guns and what they do, hurt, kill and that he does not learn anything from playing with them. What i find hard is when we are at someone elses home and their son is running around with a gun. I don't want to offend the parents by asking them to put the guns away(or should i?) and risking a tantrum from their child, but ireally don't want my son to get into that type of play, there is so much more fun and non violent things they could do. It worries me that because we feel so strongly about violent toys that we are going to make it more attractive to our son. Do we allow it to happen in somebody elses home and explain to our son that that is what they do in their home but we don't do it in ours? What does everyone else think?
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2/1/02 at 11:57pm